Sin City: The Game coming

California-based developer and publisher Red Mile nabs games licence for the gritty series of noir graphic novels.

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Gaming's about to get more sinful with the announcement that a series of video games based on the Sin City comic book series is on its way. Jackass the Game developer Red Mile Entertainment has acquired the rights for an exclusive "multi-year, worldwide" licence to develop and publish games based on the series. The financial details of the transaction are not known.

The Sin City comic series was created by Frank Miller, and the first part was published in 1991 by Dark Horse. The series tells the tales of the residents of Basin City--otherwise known as Sin City--where violent crime rates are high and the police routinely wear full-body armour. A movie adaptation codirected by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, and starring Bruce Willis and Jessica Alba, was released in 2005. Filming for the sequel, Sin City 2, is due to start next month.

Red Mile's CEO, Chester Aldridge, commented on the deal, "Sin City enjoys a broad and devoted following. Its crime noir settings, richly detailed characters, hyper-real action sequences, and engaging stories provide an outstanding groundwork for video games."

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